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Best Skate Punk Bands

Originally a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene, skate punk gets its name for its popularity within the skating community. For the case of this list, skate punk refers to melodic hardcore punk that when combined with the high energy of straightforward punk rock creates a sound that's distinctly associate with skateboarders. Emerging in the early 1980s in Southern California, Arizona and Texas, skate punk has become one of the most popular forms of punk rock. In the late 1990s, the genre exploded into the mainstream and hasn't looked back since. Though some may associate skate punk and pop punk together, they're entirely different and shouldn't be confused.

So, what are the best skate punk bands? Any list of skate punk bands has to include the likes of NOFX, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Rancid, Pennywise and the Descendents. When you think of skate punk, these are the groups that likely jump to the front of your mind. Also called skate rock, these bands have managed to endure over the years, especially when compared to other good skate punk bands. Nevertheless, the best skate punk bands should be at near the top of this poll. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best skate punk bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best skate punk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest skate punk musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular skate punk bands that you might've heard of. (47 items)
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    Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California

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    Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Hermosa Beach, California, United States of America

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    Berkeley, California, United States of America

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    Goleta, California, United States of America

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    Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America

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    Örebro, Sweden

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    Garden Grove, California, United States of America

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    Venice, Los Angeles, California

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    Washington, D.C., United States of America

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    California, United States of America

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    San Jose, California, United States of America

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    Fullerton, California, United States of America

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    California, United States of America

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    Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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    San Diego, California, United States of America

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    Ajax, Canada

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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Simi Valley, California, United States of America

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    Victorville, California, United States of America

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    Bremerton, Washington, United States of America

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    added by MaximePerreault Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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    San Jose, California, United States of America

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    New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    added by MaximePerreault Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    added by MaximePerreault Richmond Hill, Canada

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    Montecito, California, United States of America

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    added by MaximePerreault Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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    added by MaximePerreault Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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    added by MaximePerreault Quebec City, Canada

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    added by MaximePerreault Massachusetts, United States of America

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    California, United States of America

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    Austin, Texas, United States of America

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    added by thirtysixchronicles Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America

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    California, United States of America

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    United States of America

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    added by but chickens double d Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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    Sacramento, California, United States of America

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    Irving, Texas, United States of America

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